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So what is different? Different in the digital medium is the ubiquitous activity of reading. Because we read all the time, text messages, website content, reports, PDF files, eBooks, emails and comments we forget that reading is also something that has to be willfully carried out, with intent and single-minded concentration.
When Dr. Matthew Schneps needs to read, he turns to his iPhone 4S. The handset’s 3.5-inch screen squeezes text into one skinny column, which is helpful because the Harvard astrophysicist has dyslexia.
"Using an app called GoodReader, Landmark students read books in a single column of 42-point text that only allowed for two to three words per line. 'The screen acts like blinders,' explains Schneps. 'You end up reading vertically.' "
The Pearson Foundation’s second-annual Survey on Students and Tablets polled 1,206 college students and 204 high school seniors about their tablet ownership and usage. The survey found that a majority of college students now prefer reading digital books rather than print, a reversal of last year’s results, and many believe tablets are just as valuable for educational purposes as they are for personal entertainment.
“I’ve heard the same statement in one form or another from hundreds of different teachers and librarians when they talk about the emergence of multimedia books: kids who weren’t reading are reading again. They’re coming back.”
Web Reader will help Bookshare members directly open and read digital accessible books with a browser, without requiring them to download the book or utilize separate software. Bookshelf will help members and sponsors, such as U.S.
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